By Tricia Bear
Henryetta VFW Post 539,
Veteran Service Officer
There are three topics that I would like to inform soldiers about: Vet Tix, Agent Orange benefits, and Mission 22.
tricia bearVet Tix mission is to give tickets to those who serve to protect our country. It provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Vet Tix supports our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.
Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently-serving Military and Veterans, including immediate family of troops killed in action. Vet Tix secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation. Vet Tixers sign up online. Vet Tix verifies their service. Vet Tixers request tickets to events that interest them, then pay a small delivery fee to receive their free tickets.
Why does Vet Tix give away tickets to events to soldiers, veterans, and their dependents? Our military shoulders unique burdens of stress and sacrifice. 16.6 million Veterans have served during wartime. 3.6 Million Veterans have service-related disabilities. 2.5 million Service Members have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Almost 1 million have served multiple deployments. Since 2002, over 52,000 Americans have been wounded, over 1,500 are now amputees and over 6,800 have been killed in action.
Vet Tix wants to honor and support those that served and sacrificed so much. Wounds of war, both mental and physical, can stay with our veterans the rest of their lives. Giving to our veterans and supporting the transitions back into their families and communities, is a gift of gratitude in which we all can take part. The website to sign up for the veteran tickets is